Is it wrong that my first reaction is, “God, Mulder, couldn’t you be bothered to shave for us?!” And then I thought about it: Mulder is, more than likely, spending his time eating sunflower seeds, absentmindedly tossing pencils at the ceiling (one is going to fall out and pierce the tender skin at the top of his ear, one of these days), and watching porn. NO, he could not be bothered to shave. And Scully looks mildly annoyed by it. This is truly business as usual.
PS: THE SMOKING MAN IS BACK? But he got BLOWN UP in the finale! A missile went through HIS FACE. WE SAW HIS SKULL.
PPS: What IS the story with Scully’s hair? That IS most important! FINALLY, EW, YOU TRULY UNDERSTAND ME.